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Autism : a new introduction to psychological theory and current debate / Sue Fletcher-Watson and Francesca Happe.

By: Fletcher-Watson, Sue.
Contributor(s): Happe, Francesca.
Publisher: Abingdon ; New York, NY : Routledge, 2019Edition: New Edition.Description: xiii, 194 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9781138106123.Subject(s): AUTISM | HISTORY | PSYCHOLOGICAL THEORIES | MODELS
Contents:
Preface and Acknowledements. - 1. Introduction. - 2. The history of autism. - 3. Autism at the behavioural level. - 4. Autism at the biological level. - 5. Autism at the cognitive level: developmental trajectory models. - 8. Autism at the cognitive level: domain-general information processing models. - 9. The impact of cognitive models on autism understanding and practice. - 10. Looking at the future. - Bibliography. - Index.
Summary: "Based on Francesca Happé’s best-selling textbook, Autism: An Introduction to Psychological Theory, this completely new edition provides a concise overview of contemporary psychological theories about autism. Fletcher-Watson and Happé explore the relationship between theories of autism at psychological (cognitive), biological and behavioural levels, and consider their clinical and educational impact. The authors summarise what is known about the biology and behavioural features of autism, and provide concise but comprehensive accounts of all influential psychological models including ‘Theory of Mind’ (ToM) models, early social development models and alternative information processing models such as ‘weak central coherence’ theory. The book also discusses more recent attempts to understand autism, including the ‘Double Empathy Problem’ and Bayesian theories. In each case, the authors describe the theory, review the evidence and provide critical analysis of its value and impact. Recognising the multiplicity of theoretical views, and rapidly changing nature of autism research, each chapter considers current debates and major questions that remain for the future. Importantly, the book includes the voices of autistic people, including parents and practitioners, who were asked to provide commentaries on each chapter, helping to contextualise theory and research evidence with accounts of real-life experience." _ PUBLISHER'S WEBSITE
List(s) this item appears in: New for adults. July 2019 | Autism books and DVDs - highly rated .CM Aug 2019
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Main Collection 720 FLE (Browse shelf) Checked out 29/10/2019 W0011669
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Revison of: Autism / Francesca Happe. 1995.

Includes bibliographical references.

Preface and Acknowledements. - 1. Introduction. - 2. The history of autism. - 3. Autism at the behavioural level. - 4. Autism at the biological level. - 5. Autism at the cognitive level: developmental trajectory models. - 8. Autism at the cognitive level: domain-general information processing models. - 9. The impact of cognitive models on autism understanding and practice. - 10. Looking at the future. - Bibliography. - Index.

"Based on Francesca Happé’s best-selling textbook, Autism: An Introduction to Psychological Theory, this completely new edition provides a concise overview of contemporary psychological theories about autism. Fletcher-Watson and Happé explore the relationship between theories of autism at psychological (cognitive), biological and behavioural levels, and consider their clinical and educational impact. The authors summarise what is known about the biology and behavioural features of autism, and provide concise but comprehensive accounts of all influential psychological models including ‘Theory of Mind’ (ToM) models, early social development models and alternative information processing models such as ‘weak central coherence’ theory. The book also discusses more recent attempts to understand autism, including the ‘Double Empathy Problem’ and Bayesian theories. In each case, the authors describe the theory, review the evidence and provide critical analysis of its value and impact. Recognising the multiplicity of theoretical views, and rapidly changing nature of autism research, each chapter considers current debates and major questions that remain for the future. Importantly, the book includes the voices of autistic people, including parents and practitioners, who were asked to provide commentaries on each chapter, helping to contextualise theory and research evidence with accounts of real-life experience." _ PUBLISHER'S WEBSITE

Patron comment on 28/06/2019

This is one of the most informative books I have read on autism in a long time. Gives a comprehensive overview of current research, psychological theories and contemporary thinking. Includes contributions from members of the autism community. It was easy to read and stimulated my thinking about autism in new ways. 5 stars.

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